West Virginia Mountaineers defensive tackle Darius Stills was named Defensive Player of the Year by the Big 12 media writers. Stills, the elder brother of Dante Stills, will be a senior this year and has thrived in his three seasons with the Mountaineers and had a breakout season last year when he led the team in tackles for loss (14.5) while adding 47 tackles. He tied his brother Dante for the team lead in sacks with seven.
Stills opted to stay with the Mountaineers for his senior season over heading to the NFL. He and his brother, along with the other members of the defense, will look to make up for last years slide to below .500 if there is a season to be played in 2020.